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Emperor Virgo

Year built / renovated
2012  / 2017
Cabins
9
Length / Width
32 m / 9 m
Internet
YES ($)
Nitrox
FREE
Rental equip.
YES ($)

Highlights

  • Diving with the finest liveaboard dive fleet - recent refurbishments on Emperor Virgo
  • North & South Ari, South Male, Vaavu, North Male & the "wild south"
  • Explore amazing reefs and soft corals, drift dive kandus, feel the current in thilas
  • Manta cleaning stations, whale sharks, hammerheads, reef & guitar sharks
  • Rebreather friendly dives from dhoni
  • Rental equipment and dive courses available 
  • Non divers get free snorkelling kit + $50 voucher to spend on board.
  • Mouth-watering cuisine with international dishes, 2 well stocked international bars
  • Desirable liveaboard for just 18 guests
  • Wi-Fi available  free nitrox

Description

Emperor Virgo offers the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a glorious week of sublime liveaboard diving

A dive holiday aboard the spacious and comfortable liveaboard Emperor Virgo will be a Maldives dream vacation. The liveaboard Emperor Virgo hits the seasonal hot spots of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll and sails Down to the Southern most part of the atolls for Shark specials. Experience diversity with the many channels, drifts and pinnacles and encounter Manta, Whalesharks and Reef residents as you explore this underwater paradise. The boat's owner, Alex Bryant as well as the liveaboard Emperor Fleet are well-regarded in the liveaboard diving world and stand for highest quality and service standards both in their boats and in their professional crews. 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

The liveaboard Emperor Virgo is 105 feet (32m) long. The vessel is a popular luxury liveaboard with accommodation for 18 guests. You will cruise the heavenly atolls in style while being waited on by a crew dedicated to your every need. It offers newly refurbished 5 Lower, 2 Upper and 2 Main Deck cabins with Twin or Double bed options, Cabin #3 can be booked as a Triple. There are large panoramic windows in the Upper and Main Deck cabins. All cabins have air conditioning and hair dryers. 1 bath, sun deck & dive towels are provided for each guest.

Throughout the liveaboard Emperor Virgo, your visual senses will be appeased with the light wood décor and ambiance. This liveaboard boat is known for its fun and social environment. The large air conditioned Saloon is welcoming and has comfy sofas. Between dives, snorkeling is always available, some of the entertainment includes movies, catching up on social media when Wi-Fi is available. Perhaps you are more inclined to lounging on the completely new sun shade area on the Sun Deck, creating more shade for guests to relax under or taking a nap in your liveaboard air conditioned cabin. 

The stylish Restaurant dining area offers superb culinary delights served buffet style. Staff aboard the liveaboard Emperor Virgo understand that food plays a crucial part in the satisfaction and enjoyment of your dive vacation. The liveaboard menu was designed by Divers, because they know which food will provide the best basis for enjoyable and energy-charged diving. The varied menus designed for fueling the action-packed dives include Western food with Vegetarian options served as a buffet. Beer, Wine, Spirits and Cocktails are available at an extra charge on board the Emperor Virgo. Special dietary requests can be honored by stating your needs on the booking form.

For 'happy hour' or after dinner, enjoy your favorite alcoholic drink from the new Bar installed on the Upper Deck, which has created a brighter, lighter, spacious open-air Rear Deck to enjoy your post diving 'Sundowner'.   Toast to a wonderful day of diving with new friends as the sun sets over the magnificent Maldives horizon.  

HOW TO GET THERE

Airport transfer (pick-up from and return to airport) is free. Try to arrive in the Maldives in the morning to get settled in. On arrival: Guests arriving at Male Airport on the check-in day (usually Sunday on Emperor Virgo) will be met by a representative, wearing an Emperor Maldives T-shirt and holding an Emperor Maldives sign. The meeting point is beside the Help Desk. 

Transfers to and from the liveaboard: Transfers from the airport to the boat run at 11:00, 16:00 and 22.30 and are free of charge. Guests who use the 11:00 transfer have to accept that the boat will not be fully cleaned or ready. A light sandwich style snack will be provided for lunch. Please contact Diviac to discuss options if your flight is either very early or later than the transfer times shown to be able to arrange an extra transfer for €5 EUR per person paid locally. 

If you are already in the Maldives you should make your way to the airport for the 16:00 transfer. The boat moors near Male and departs early on the morning following the check-in day. If your route does not start in Male and requires a domestic flight on arrival then you will be met by an Emperor Representative where possible, and assisted with the check-in formalities for your flight. Full details will be provided at the time of booking.

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Payment terms

  • 25% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 25% is due 98 days prior to arrival
  • 50% (balance) is due 70 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 25% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 84 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel between 84 and 56 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel less than 56 days prior to arrival

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Cabins

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Upper deck cabin - Twin

Located on the upper deck, this cabin has a large window giving amazing views to the ocean and islands beyond. It has 2 single beds that can be joined together to make a Queen size bed. The cabin has air conditioning, private toilet and shower. It's also equipped with a reading lights and also fire detector and alarm system. Hair dryers are available onboard.

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  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  Double or Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

Lower deck cabin - Twin

The cabin is located on the lower deck and has 2 single beds that can be joined together. The cabin has, air conditioning, private toilet and shower. It's also equipped with reading lights and also fire detector and alarm system (One of the lower deck cabins can host 3 people with the third person in a small bed - at a 30% discount). there are hair dryer onboard, just ask.

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  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  Double or Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

Main deck cabin - Twin

The cabin is located on the main deck and has a large window giving amazing views to the ocean and islands beyond. It has 2 single beds that can be joined together. The cabin has air conditioning, private toilet and shower. It's also equipped with reading lights and also fire detector and alarm system. Hair dryers are available onboard.

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  • Size:  9 m²
  • Beds:  Double or Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Equipment

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Rebreather Friendly

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Other

Boat Amenities

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Uk (3 Pin) Power Sockets

Entertainment and family

  • Movies

Activities

  • Land Excursions
  • Snorkeling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash

Food and drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

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